News

These are the latest developments in our project and the ABC_DJ consortium in general.

Paper for ISMIR conference

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We’re happy to announce that our joint publication “High-Level Chord Features Extracted from Audio can Predict Perceive Musical Expression” was accepted at this years ISMIR conference. The 18th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference will take place at National University of Singapore Research Institute (NUSRI) in Suzhou, China, October 23-28, 2017. It is organized by National University of Singapore.

Download paper here
See our other publications here

Report on Collecting Schemes Europe

So far there have been no reports dealing with the management of IP rights from the point of view of audio branding and in-store music. Thus, we have conducted surveys among the Collective Management Organizations (CMOs) with competences in in-store music, with the objective to clarify the rights management process.

This document is the second of two dealing with the legal regulation and the management of the Intellectual Property (IP) rights involved in audio branding and in-store music processes and is complemented by document “D7.2 Analysis of European IP Laws for Audio Branding Context”.

Download the report here.

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Sónar and Sónar+D: VIP-Delegate Passes at a Reduced Price

Sónar and Sónar+D: VIP-Delegate Passes at a Reduced PriceSónar and Sónar+D: VIP-Delegate Passes at a Reduced PriceIn 2017 the Audio Communication Group of TUB and the ABC_DJ H2020 EU project are again official partners of the Sónar Festival and the Sónar+D Conference in Barcelona (14.-17. June)
Thanks to the Partner Programme 2017, Sónar is opening its doors for selected partner organisations, Universities and Networks in Germany to promote networking opportunities among related communities around the Creative Industries for the third time in 2017.

We are happy to announce up to 20 Full Delegates Passes Day & Night at a special rate of 200 EUR each to enjoy Sónar Festival 2017 (regular price after 1. May is 310 EUR).SONAR17-Logo-PlusD_2017

Promotional accreditations will be assigned on first come first serve basis.

Accreditations give full access to:
Sónar, A pioneering festival with a unique format and content. A carefully balanced cultural offering, combining a playful nature, the avant-garde, and experimentation with electronic dance music’s newest trends.

SONAR17-composite-PlusD-01-684Sónar+D, the International Congress of Digital Culture and Creative Technologies and one of the unmissable European events for discovering the technologies, people and initiatives that show the state of the art of creativity in its multiple fields: from sound and music interaction to new narrative forms combining audio-visual, videogames and the new “storytelling” platforms.

Benefits:
The Delegates pass includes access to the networking database as well as access to all VIP-areas at Sónar by Day and Sónar by Night, fast track entrance and short paths around the venues and a shuttle bus services between Sónar by Day and Sónar by Night and more…

Important! How it works:
Simply ask (in English or Spanish) for your accreditation at promotions@sonar.es.
To get the tickets at the reduced price please clearly state your name(s) and use Sonar Partner Programme – TUBerlin in your subject line.

This special deal is valid until 30th of April 2017. Accreditations prices increase after 1st of May 2017.

Please visit us online or follow us:
Project website: http://abcdj.eu/
Festival: www.sonar.es
Conference: www.sonarplusd.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sonarplusd
Twitter: www.twitter.com/sonarplusd

German Acoustics Conference DAGA

From March 6-9th, the German Acoustics Conference DAGA will take place in Kiel, Germany.

At this conference, Dr. Jochen Steffens from TU Berlin will present the ABC_DJ-project and sum up findings of the first project year, especially regarding the development of the General Music Branding Inventory (GMBI).

Furthermore, he will give first results of a recent online study with almost 3500 participants carried out in Germany, UK, and Spain.

DAGA

Music Branding Expert Workshop 2016: A successful and inspiring event

MBEW1On April 11th 2016, nine recognized international experts from the audio branding, marketing and music publishing sectors from all over Europe got together at the recording studio of the Audio Communication Group at Technische Universität Berlin to conduct the ABC_DJ Music Branding Expert Workshop 2016.

MBEW2In a lively discussion a list of semantic terms considered essential for music based branding communication was created and categorised. Chaired by the media and communication scholar Dr. Steffen Lepa, the group thereby laid the foundation to the development of the General Music Branding Inventory (GMBI), a multi-language, scientifically validated basic terminology for communicating brand values and human emotions in the context of music branding.

MBEW3The topic apparently stroke a chord with the participants who lively discussed the relevance and discrimination of the obtained words also within the breaks and even after the workshop had ended. The next working steps of the ABC_DJ project team from Technische Universität Berlin will be to prepare and conduct an online survey with stakeholders based on the workshop’s results. Furthermore, a pan-European listening experiment will validate the results also from a multi-cultural consumer perspective. Nevertheless, the terminology is already in its present form an important building brick for the overall ABC_DJ goal to provide new tools for European creative agencies in the field of audio branding. It will be published open-access in the near future.

VIP Delegate Passes at Reduced Price – Discover Sónar and Sónar+D

logo-sonar+DThe ABC_DJ project and the Audio Communitation Group at TU Berlin are now Official Partners of the Sónar Festival. Sónar is opening its doors for students of the TU Berlin and everybody interested in our project to explore innovative technologies and find networking opportunities among related communities around the Creative Industries this June in Barcelona.

Thanks to the 2016 Partner Programme we are happy to announce that up to 20 Full Delegate Passes Day & Night will be available at a special rate of 200 EUR each to enjoy Sónar Festival 2016 (regular: 250*/310 EUR).
* This price is valid from the 1st of March until 30th of April 2016. Accreditation price increases after 1st of May 2016.

Skrillex_Club_Sonar2015_ArielMartini (15)Accreditations gives full access to:
Sonar, a pioneering festival with a unique format and content. A carefully balanced cultural offering, combining a playful nature, the avant-garde, and experimentation with electronic dance music’s newest trends.
Sonar+D, the International Congress of Digital Culture and Creative Technologies and one of the not to be missed European events for discovering the technologies, people and initiatives that show the state of the art of creativity in its multiple fields: from sound and music interaction to new narrative forms combining audio-visual, video games and the new “storytelling” platforms.

Benefits:
The Delegate pass includes access to the networking database as well as access to all VIP-areas at Sónar by Day and Sónar by night, fast track entrance and short paths around the venues and a shuttle bus services between Sónar by Day and Sónar by Night and more…

How it works: Simply ask for your accreditation at promotions@sonar.es, subject: “Sonar Partner Programme – TU Berlin”. The promotional accreditations (20 max.) will be assigned on a first come first serve basis.

Sonar+D_02Please visit us online or follow us:
Audio Communication Group: www.ak.tu-berlin.de
Festival: www.sonar.es
Conference: www.sonarplusd.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sonarplusd
Twitter: www.twitter.com/sonarplusd

Music Branding Expert Workshop 2016: Call for Participants

We are seeking participants for the Music Branding Expert Workshop 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

This one-day event will gather European experts from the areas of audio branding, marketing practice/research and music publishing. The aim of the meeting is to collectively develop an English language word list composed of semantic terms regarded as essential and indispensable vocabulary for branding communication based on music. The workshop’s result will form an initial step in the development of the General Music Branding Inventory (GMBI), a multi-language, scientifically validated basic terminology for communicating brand values and human emotions in the context of music branding.

Every workshop participant will become a member of the Music Branding Expert Group and will be mentioned as such within press releases and scientific publications related to the workshop results. Furthermore, we will organize your travel, catering and accommodation and cover the related costs. Additionally, we are able to offer you an expense allowance of 200 EUR for your participation.

The Music Branding Expert Workshop: will take place on Monday April 11th, 2016. It will be scheduled from 9:00 – 16:30h in order to allow travel to Berlin on the day before and departure on the day of the workshop.

If you are interested in participating, please send your personal application including a CV before April 1st 2016 to mbew@ak.tu-berlin.de. If you have any questions, please contact the workshop organizer Dr. Steffen Lepa under the email address given. We are looking forward to collaborate with you on this project and share the exciting results of the Music Branding Expert Workshop 2016!